Review: SanSai Japanese Grill, Ventura and Winnetka

Walking out of class right after a long test, having to break your last $10 on a pencil and Scantron, and now your starving and there’s only 45 minutes until your next class. What do you do?


Most people would run to a vending machine or stoop to whatever they could afford with five dollars from the food truck, but if you’re looking for a well rounded meal that will fuel you for your next class try SanSai Japanese Grill in Woodland Hills.


With a clean, simple, white and red design from the outside and a counter order and pick-up style dinning on the inside, Sansai is a quick and close option for Pierce students searching for a meal that would make a nutritionist happy.


The main attraction for the average student will be their $5 chicken bowl lunch special. It offers a small but decent portion of white rice and teriyaki chicken with a choice of one of three salads: Madarin, coleslaw or Thai pasta.


The menu also includes fresh sushi, sushi rolls, Udon soup and steak, salmon, spicy pork or shrimp bowls and bento boxes.


They also offer a California roll special for $5 that comes with a choice of salad as well.


“They have 10 pieces, that’s pretty good, they only have 8 at my place,” said Kevin Nam, apprentice sushi chef at Musado in Northridge. “They also give you a salad, that’s good for the price.”


Although they are referred to as lunch specials they are available all day and tax is included, $5 even.


SanSai is located on the south-east corner of Ventura Boulevard and Winetka Boulevard across the street from Taft High School.


SanSai is an average Japanese grill with a sushi bar, but these are deals that a broke college student in need of nutrition can’t pass up.


20042 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, CA 91364


bowls, $5 to $9.19


sushi and rolls, $6.59 to $13.29


Udon, $6.19.


Open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mon-Fri, 9p.m. Sat., 8 p.m. Sun.

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